Almond macadamia snowballs – gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, vegan, clean and paleo friendly.
How’s your Christmas shopping going? I’ve finished mine and am staying well away from the shops. I finish up work this Friday and will be heading to Hobart the following week to spend Christmas with my sister Claudia and her family.
Speaking of Christmas, these almond macadamia snowballs are one of the first recipes I ever created for The Pantry Of Eden at Christmas time. I didn’t have a website back then so I posted it on Facebook. As I lacked experience in making sweets I found this to be simple and fuss free.
It sat in my archives until a work colleague of mine asked for a Christmas recipe for the monthly work newsletter so I dug it out and thought I should resurrect it on my blog. The photo was a bit old and boring (I thought it was great at the time) so I remade these little beauties just so I could take another picture of them.
You can serve these at Christmas time for a healthy sweet option or give them away as gifts in a nice jar with a lid and a bow. I’ll be posting the chocolate cinnamon snowball version tomorrow so you can mix them together and give as a gift. Here’s a preview:
Why this is so good for you
Almonds alkalize the body (good for fighting inflammation), nourish the nervous system, provide good brain function, build strong bones and teeth, provide healthy fats which aids in weight loss, reduce risk of heart disease and help protect against diabetes.
Macadamia nuts help prevent heart disease and stroke, help avoid sugar cravings, boost the immune system and help slow the ageing process.
Dates create healthy bowel movement, strengthen bones, decrease feelings of fatigue and sluggishness, support the nervous system and reduce the risk of stroke and other heart related illnesses.
Coconut speed up metabolism, reduces risk of heart disease, reduces risk of diabetes, improves digestion, increases immune strength, is anti – bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic; prevents osteoporosis, prevents stroke and help prevents the onset if Alzheimer’s disease.
love, Tash x
- 1 cup almond slivers
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- 1 cup medjool dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for 10 - 15 minutes
- 1/2 cup dessicated coconut plus extra for rolling balls in
- Drain dates and gently squeeze out excess moisture.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz till mixture clumps together.
- Using a measuring spoon, measure out heaped teaspoons and roll into balls.
- Roll in coconut and chill.